Karolle Wall

Karolle Wall developed her first roll of film as a young teenager, in  the family darkroom, somewhere north of Montreal,
in the midst of the  FLQ crisis and the War Measure`s Act.  Had she thought of it first,  she undoubtedly would have
come up with a film like
No.  Instead, she  gave up the smell of developer for the finer chemicals associated
with boat building, cabinet making, and child rearing.  When the  fumes got too much for her health, she turned to
her love of  literature, writing, the arts, nature, landscape, the sea, and sailing. 

Throughout it all, photography remained a hobby, a love,  and a passion lying in wait for the chemical-free virtual darkroom.  
Over the past five years, it has become a serious affliction, one  that has culminated in several exhibitions, and a penchant
for making  her pictures move. 

Karolle is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr  Institute originally hired to teach literature and writing. It has taken a while,
but her colleagues now refer to her as that  photographer/filmmaker  who used to write and now teaches  Environmental Ethics. 
The images here reflect her aesthetic appreciation of all things old, her love of machinery, boats, the natural world and water. 
They express her desire to see life and its  objects regenerate, to live on, even if nature and humankind have something different
in mind.  For her, photography is a way of  getting a feel for this place, this planet we call home, a way of  reminding her viewer
of what will be lost, what can still be saved.


      diana lynn